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Healing Workshops - October 2018

posted by Joe Fahs   [ updated ]

October 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

October 11, 18, and 27 

Pancake breakfast for the Roof

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208 WEST GRAY ST, ELMIRA, NY (in Beecher Hall)

Pancake breakfast “for the roof”

September 30, 2018 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Fresh fruit, Sausage, Bacon,
Scrambled eggs, Beverage

$8.00 per person

Join us for fun, food and most importantly fellowship!!

Rise for Climate Elmira

posted Sep 2, 2018, 1:22 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Sep 2, 2018, 1:22 PM ]

Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice

Rise for Climate Elmira is about making a just transition to 100% renewable energy. It is about stable renewable energy jobs, environmental justice and people working with local leaders/officials to ensure a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren.

There are two related events on Saturday, September 8:
  • 9:30 AM Flotilla on the Chemung Fitch’s Bridge to Grove St. Boat Launch
  • 12:00-1:00 PM Rally at Wisner Park - Family friendly
Park Church is known as the activist church. So let’s show up at the rally and support our community toward building a renewable energy economy.

Bring water, snacks, and sun protection and/or rain gear.

Spirit Cafe September 2018

posted Sep 2, 2018, 1:04 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Sep 2, 2018, 1:15 PM ]

When: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 6 p.m.

The Spirit of Gandhi for Today...

Comfort food, welcoming friends, interesting table discussion and music – that’s Spirit Café!

Bring a friend or meet one here:
Beecher Hall of The Park Church, Elmira 
208 W. Gray St. Elmira, NY 14901

This month we will explore the life and legacy of spiritual hero Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948).
Does the power of non-violent action he illustrated still hold possibilities for us today? What were his methods and how might they be adapted to the 21st century? Have you ever been involved in a non- violent march or action? What other tools do we have now that he could not access in his time?

Our menu will feature a traditional Indian curry and rice entree, tomato and corn chop salad, and tropical fruits for dessert. Donations for the meal accepted at the door. Join with others for readings, table discussion and piano music. Reservations appreciated, please call 607-733-9104 or email to .

I love math at Park

posted Sep 2, 2018, 12:58 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Sep 2, 2018, 12:58 PM ]

During the 2018-19 school year, Park Church is offering all students in the community who are studying advanced algebra, pre-calculus or calculus an opportunity to participate in weekly discussions to strengthen their conceptual understanding of mathematics. There will also be time for students to ask questions related to problems from their own work.

MATH AT Park is held on Saturdays in Beecher Hall, from 2:00-3:50 pm for calculus students and from 4:00 to 5:30 pm for advance algebra and pre-calculus students. There is no charge for students to attend the discussions, led by Michael Sherman (M.S. Mathematics, UT- Chattanooga.) He has over ten years of experience teaching mathematics at the college and high school levels, during which time over 90% of his AP Calculus students have scored 4 or 5 on the AP exam.

Members of the Park Church community who are interested in assisting with Math at Park in any way (with no particular mathematical background required) can contact Michael at

Bridge at Park

posted Sep 2, 2018, 12:55 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Sep 2, 2018, 1:11 PM ]

Michael Sherman has again graciously offered to coach beginning bridge players on 
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. Michael instructs us on various elements of play for the first hour, with play starting around 7:00 pm. If you are interested in brushing up your game or curious to learn about the art of bridge, please join us in Beecher Hall. Patience for beginners is requested! On Meaningful Movies evenings, we may choose to meet elsewhere or attend the movie. For more information, ask Michael on Sunday’s during social hour.

Historic Tours

posted Jun 22, 2018, 9:59 AM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 10:04 AM ]

Summer historic tours of the Park Church will be offered on the following dates during Wisner Market Thursdays at 12:30 pm. 

If anyone is interested in learning more about the church or becoming a docent, we encourage you to come. These Thursdays and tour guides are as follows:

June 21 – Mary Jane Eckel 
July 12 – Mary Jane Eckel 
July 26 – Jenny Monroe 
August 9 – Mary Jane Eckel 
August 30 – Jenny Monroe

Rummage Sale Spring 2018

posted Apr 15, 2018, 2:36 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 2:37 PM ]

Climate Action

posted Apr 15, 2018, 2:27 PM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 2:35 PM ]

Climate Action event training – Tuesday, 4/17 - 6:30-9:00 PM in Beecher Hall. 

- To prepare for the upcoming “Cuomo Walk the Talk on Climate” march on the state capitol in Albany on April 23, participants will come together to talk about what to expect during the event. “This is an informative, fun and engaging training that will assist with your future organizing, and will build relationships with the larger community for years to come.”

I Am Not Your Negro Movie

posted Apr 8, 2018, 11:58 AM by Joe Fahs   [ updated Apr 8, 2018, 11:59 AM ]

Meaningful Movie - 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Free and Open to All - 
Beecher Hall, The Park Church, 208 W. Gray. St. 

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

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